Therapists in La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM

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Ken Hutchinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Thanks for visiting. I'm an experienced psychologist with a part time practice in the Albuquerque area. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means co-creating a meaningful depth and connection in therapy. I also train therapists in gestalt therapy and specialize in doing therapy with other therapists. My goal is to help others live richly, meaningfully, and deeply. I welcome those who find this information resonant.
Thanks for visiting. I'm an experienced psychologist with a part time practice in the Albuquerque area. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means co-creating a meaningful depth and connection in therapy. I also train therapists in gestalt therapy and specialize in doing therapy with other therapists. My goal is to help others live richly, meaningfully, and deeply. I welcome those who find this information resonant.
(505) 405-6548 View (505) 405-6548
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Ciana Sedillo
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120  (Online Only)
I provide holistic, multiculturally aware therapy services to individuals seeking support and healing through life’s challenges. I work to empower clients to own their strengths, enhance coping skills and transform self limiting beliefs and behaviors.
I provide holistic, multiculturally aware therapy services to individuals seeking support and healing through life’s challenges. I work to empower clients to own their strengths, enhance coping skills and transform self limiting beliefs and behaviors.
(505) 672-5313 View (505) 672-5313
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Marisol Olivas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
I am committed to providing therapy services that is both compassionate and empowering. I work with adults, adolescents and families. My approach to family therapy is through a systemic perspective. Trying to understand individual behavior within the context of the family. My approach to therapy is to help process thoughts and feelings in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental.
I am committed to providing therapy services that is both compassionate and empowering. I work with adults, adolescents and families. My approach to family therapy is through a systemic perspective. Trying to understand individual behavior within the context of the family. My approach to therapy is to help process thoughts and feelings in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental.
(505) 384-6805 View (505) 384-6805
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JoAnn Padilla
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Have you ever felt like traditional talk therapy didn't work for you? You may have been frustrated with a lack of results. You may have felt like you've tried everything and are at the end of your rope. Or, maybe talk therapy has been successful for you, but you want a unique approach. As a licensed therapist, I can help by combining traditional talk therapy, with the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. The method that I have found to be most beneficial, both personally and professionally, is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping.
Have you ever felt like traditional talk therapy didn't work for you? You may have been frustrated with a lack of results. You may have felt like you've tried everything and are at the end of your rope. Or, maybe talk therapy has been successful for you, but you want a unique approach. As a licensed therapist, I can help by combining traditional talk therapy, with the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. The method that I have found to be most beneficial, both personally and professionally, is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping.
(505) 876-9543 View (505) 876-9543
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Bart Schofield
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
I believe no one lives in a vacuum. That's why I'll be asking about you and your relationships with family and friends. Your children don't live in a vacuum, either. In working with them, you'll be included in parts or all of their sessions. My practice is called the Rio Rancho Family Counseling Center. When you're seeing me alone or as a couple, you determine when and what problems to talk about and how fast and how deep we go. I draw on several methods of therapy because my practice is patient oriented and patient directed.
I believe no one lives in a vacuum. That's why I'll be asking about you and your relationships with family and friends. Your children don't live in a vacuum, either. In working with them, you'll be included in parts or all of their sessions. My practice is called the Rio Rancho Family Counseling Center. When you're seeing me alone or as a couple, you determine when and what problems to talk about and how fast and how deep we go. I draw on several methods of therapy because my practice is patient oriented and patient directed.
(505) 431-4075 View (505) 431-4075
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Rickie D Palmer
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120  (Online Only)
Years ago, when I began the journey to become a therapist, I found a letter written by my younger (8y/o) self. The letter said, "when I grow up I want to be a person that helps others, like a psychiatrist, a teacher or run a daycare." This letter is now on my wall in a frame to remind me everyday of the innocence of our youth. My drive rises from a place where we all have insecurities and we rise above and beat them. If it is from our trials that we learn how strong we can truly be.
Years ago, when I began the journey to become a therapist, I found a letter written by my younger (8y/o) self. The letter said, "when I grow up I want to be a person that helps others, like a psychiatrist, a teacher or run a daycare." This letter is now on my wall in a frame to remind me everyday of the innocence of our youth. My drive rises from a place where we all have insecurities and we rise above and beat them. If it is from our trials that we learn how strong we can truly be.
(505) 404-0457 View (505) 404-0457
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Megan T. Carlson
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Not accepting new clients
*Not currently accepting new clients* Hello! I am a strengths-based therapist who loves and specializes in working with children and their families. Parent-Child interaction and helping families to identify coping strategies is my passion; I have been working with children and parents for the past 11 years. My theoretical orientation is rooted in Experiential Play Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. By using a child directed approach with families, children are able to form close and secure relationships with others, understand and manage their feelings, and feel safe to learn and explore.
*Not currently accepting new clients* Hello! I am a strengths-based therapist who loves and specializes in working with children and their families. Parent-Child interaction and helping families to identify coping strategies is my passion; I have been working with children and parents for the past 11 years. My theoretical orientation is rooted in Experiential Play Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. By using a child directed approach with families, children are able to form close and secure relationships with others, understand and manage their feelings, and feel safe to learn and explore.
(505) 466-5945 View (505) 466-5945
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Stacey Maggard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. I do individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe we are each uniquely created and my job as a therapist is to help each person recover who they were meant to be before they became wounded by their life's circumstances. In my practice I have seen healing take place when my clients take responsibility for themselves. I have helped clients come to terms with addiction, relationship problems, codependency and family issues. I am guided by a deep commitment to my faith and my local church.
I am a Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. I do individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe we are each uniquely created and my job as a therapist is to help each person recover who they were meant to be before they became wounded by their life's circumstances. In my practice I have seen healing take place when my clients take responsibility for themselves. I have helped clients come to terms with addiction, relationship problems, codependency and family issues. I am guided by a deep commitment to my faith and my local church.
(505) 404-0680 View (505) 404-0680
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Anjoli Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
**currently on a waitlist** Hello! I have been providing mental health services in the state of New Mexico since 2012. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations. I have worked with youth in both treatment foster care and an out patient setting. I have also worked with queer youth and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I have experience with people on probation/parole and people in recovery. Additionally, I have worked with youth and adults as they cope with the effects of the pandemic.
**currently on a waitlist** Hello! I have been providing mental health services in the state of New Mexico since 2012. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations. I have worked with youth in both treatment foster care and an out patient setting. I have also worked with queer youth and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I have experience with people on probation/parole and people in recovery. Additionally, I have worked with youth and adults as they cope with the effects of the pandemic.
(505) 565-7141 View (505) 565-7141
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Trauma Treatment Center
Counselor, LPCC, RPT, IMHE-II
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Accepting clients of any age who are struggling to move through experiences that have negatively impacted them in any way. Clients who are willing to work will be met with unmatched support. We have developed a practice at Trauma Treatment Center where we work to be trauma focused for any age range and any level of trauma. We want to help our clients live their best lives by moving through negative experiences and finding strength in the process.
Accepting clients of any age who are struggling to move through experiences that have negatively impacted them in any way. Clients who are willing to work will be met with unmatched support. We have developed a practice at Trauma Treatment Center where we work to be trauma focused for any age range and any level of trauma. We want to help our clients live their best lives by moving through negative experiences and finding strength in the process.
(505) 278-6766 View (505) 278-6766
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Odyssey Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LPCC, LCSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
At Odyssey Counseling we focus on meeting people wherever they're at. Everyone falls down from time to time. For us counseling is a collaboration. We work with you to pinpoint problems and help explore ways to help you get to where you want to be. We have specialties including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Acute Stress, Divorce, grief, parenting, relationship, and life transition issues. We have numerous programs including services for first responders and their families, and an IOP Substance Abuse/Trauma Program for women . We provide health and wellness programs to workplaces and offer an Employee Assistance Program.
At Odyssey Counseling we focus on meeting people wherever they're at. Everyone falls down from time to time. For us counseling is a collaboration. We work with you to pinpoint problems and help explore ways to help you get to where you want to be. We have specialties including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Acute Stress, Divorce, grief, parenting, relationship, and life transition issues. We have numerous programs including services for first responders and their families, and an IOP Substance Abuse/Trauma Program for women . We provide health and wellness programs to workplaces and offer an Employee Assistance Program.
(505) 333-4316 View (505) 333-4316
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Melanie Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120  (Online Only)
A warm hello to you. I work with relationships and with individuals. My emphasis is on becoming more conscious, peaceful, and satisfied as you move through life. This applies whether you want to work on relationship issues, or on your own individual circumstances. By “conscious” I mean becoming truly present to the currents that are within and around you and your relationship(s). Conscious living is a lifelong practice; it harmonizes your interior processes with your exterior actions. We will support this through surfacing your internal wisdom right along with developing more skillful communication and behavioral choices.
A warm hello to you. I work with relationships and with individuals. My emphasis is on becoming more conscious, peaceful, and satisfied as you move through life. This applies whether you want to work on relationship issues, or on your own individual circumstances. By “conscious” I mean becoming truly present to the currents that are within and around you and your relationship(s). Conscious living is a lifelong practice; it harmonizes your interior processes with your exterior actions. We will support this through surfacing your internal wisdom right along with developing more skillful communication and behavioral choices.
(505) 273-2852 View (505) 273-2852
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Christyn Small
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
I am passionate about creating a space where curiosity and connection illuminates clarity and growth. Whether you're navigating life transitions like marriage, divorce, relationship issues or career changes, have wounds from traumatic events, or memories of childhood traumas, I'm here to walk with you as a guide. I am excited about collaborating with individuals and couples who possess a curiosity about the world and themselves and want a safe space to allow for their bodies and brains to resume it's natural process of releasing, healing, adapting and connecting.
I am passionate about creating a space where curiosity and connection illuminates clarity and growth. Whether you're navigating life transitions like marriage, divorce, relationship issues or career changes, have wounds from traumatic events, or memories of childhood traumas, I'm here to walk with you as a guide. I am excited about collaborating with individuals and couples who possess a curiosity about the world and themselves and want a safe space to allow for their bodies and brains to resume it's natural process of releasing, healing, adapting and connecting.
(505) 587-1053 View (505) 587-1053
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Jacqueline Castille
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Are you experiencing racing thoughts, lack of motivation, or overwhelming emotions? Do you feel paralyzed by thoughts of the future or weighed down by memories of the past? Is your goal to get to a place where you can thrive instead of survive?
Are you experiencing racing thoughts, lack of motivation, or overwhelming emotions? Do you feel paralyzed by thoughts of the future or weighed down by memories of the past? Is your goal to get to a place where you can thrive instead of survive?
(505) 210-8632 View (505) 210-8632
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Allie Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
The foundation of Allie’s clinical practice is seeing past the binary imposed by social systems and supporting people in living their best life in its full colorful spectrum. Through her studies, work and personal life, she has learned that navigating the world as our whole complex selves with all of our intersecting identities, is a beautiful and healing experience.
The foundation of Allie’s clinical practice is seeing past the binary imposed by social systems and supporting people in living their best life in its full colorful spectrum. Through her studies, work and personal life, she has learned that navigating the world as our whole complex selves with all of our intersecting identities, is a beautiful and healing experience.
(505) 805-2733 View (505) 805-2733
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Marlina Charisse McCall
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
If you have experienced infertility, you may understand how isolating & challenging it can be. It is a struggle that touches all aspects of your life. It may affect your relationships with others, your perspective on life, and how you feel about yourself. It may feel as though no one can understand the pain that you are experiencing. I am so glad you are here. It takes a huge amount of courage to even begin to look for a therapist that understands your unique needs. ​My treatment approach includes integrative interventions of the physical, mental, and the spiritual. I also specialize in Faith-based Biblical counseling.
If you have experienced infertility, you may understand how isolating & challenging it can be. It is a struggle that touches all aspects of your life. It may affect your relationships with others, your perspective on life, and how you feel about yourself. It may feel as though no one can understand the pain that you are experiencing. I am so glad you are here. It takes a huge amount of courage to even begin to look for a therapist that understands your unique needs. ​My treatment approach includes integrative interventions of the physical, mental, and the spiritual. I also specialize in Faith-based Biblical counseling.
(505) 391-1796 View (505) 391-1796
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The Enhancement Center, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
At one time or another most of us have been faced with overwhelming personal problems. If you feel this way, maybe its time to seek the help of a professional mental health therapist, someone who will respectfully and confidentially be there for you. The Enhancement Center is a group of over 30 therapists including Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. We can help individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families.
At one time or another most of us have been faced with overwhelming personal problems. If you feel this way, maybe its time to seek the help of a professional mental health therapist, someone who will respectfully and confidentially be there for you. The Enhancement Center is a group of over 30 therapists including Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. We can help individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families.
(505) 207-5088 View (505) 207-5088
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Elysia Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
I am Elysia Russell, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other behavioral concerns. I met so many social workers who were doing their job for a paycheck. Although everyone needs to make money, helping people is the main goal. I love helping people reach their goals or get them out of a bad emotional spot. I like seeing clients change their lives and being a part of their support system to aid them in making those changes.
I am Elysia Russell, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other behavioral concerns. I met so many social workers who were doing their job for a paycheck. Although everyone needs to make money, helping people is the main goal. I love helping people reach their goals or get them out of a bad emotional spot. I like seeing clients change their lives and being a part of their support system to aid them in making those changes.
(505) 805-2746 View (505) 805-2746
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Mikela Ferguson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
My name is Mikela Ferguson, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) in New Mexico, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals from all walks of life and specialize in trauma informed care, using evidence-based approaches and attachment theory. I support my clients to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, life changes, and past trauma. I work with clients who are seeking peace and fulfillment in their lives but may be held back by the effects of early trauma.
My name is Mikela Ferguson, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) in New Mexico, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals from all walks of life and specialize in trauma informed care, using evidence-based approaches and attachment theory. I support my clients to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, life changes, and past trauma. I work with clients who are seeking peace and fulfillment in their lives but may be held back by the effects of early trauma.
(505) 666-5762 View (505) 666-5762
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J&S Therapy Studio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Are you at a turning point, feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, ready for change but don't know how? Are you feeling like you're being held back by the weight of the past, having difficulties maintaining healthy relationships, setting boundaries, and trying to break generational cycles, while trying to build a life that fulfills you? Finding balance and juggling various roles/responsibilities is difficult; twice as much while trying to recover and heal. I am here to tell you that you can do it. I am proud of you for taking the first steps on your journey. I am privileged and grateful to help you navigate this new path and find your way
Are you at a turning point, feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, ready for change but don't know how? Are you feeling like you're being held back by the weight of the past, having difficulties maintaining healthy relationships, setting boundaries, and trying to break generational cycles, while trying to build a life that fulfills you? Finding balance and juggling various roles/responsibilities is difficult; twice as much while trying to recover and heal. I am here to tell you that you can do it. I am proud of you for taking the first steps on your journey. I am privileged and grateful to help you navigate this new path and find your way
(505) 551-3262 View (505) 551-3262

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
77% Grief
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medicaid
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Presbyterian

How Therapists in La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque, NM see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in La Luz De Sol, Albuquerque?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.